Whether your goal is to work as C.N.A, a paid home caregiver or help care for an older family member, the UAMS Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program gives you the knowledge and skills to succeed!

Our C.N.A. training prepares you to enter a growing field in the healthcare industry.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Arkansans aged 60 and over is rapidly increasing and there will be an estimated 72 percent increase in this population from 2000 to 2030.  With this rise of seniors, the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute projects a 49% increase in jobs for Personal Care Aides and a 21% for Nursing Aides specifically.

Some of the places that a C.N.A. can work include:

  • Health Care Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Doctor’s office
  • And Private homes either through a home health agency or by private request

There are many benefits to this career choice.  Some of which may include:

  • No degree required
  • Short training period
  • Flexible Hours
  • Part-time and Full-Time options
  • High Demand Field
  • Entry into the Health Care industry which is stable
  • First step into a career in the healthcare industry and more advanced nursing roles
  • Trained to work for any individual requiring care from a CNA (not just for seniors)
  •  Provide Companionship
  • And finally the emotional rewards that come from taking care of others in need